Just kidding, but it is from the ISS! very cool!
Just the picture alone of the sky, stars, and everything without the cometThat picture my friend took blows me away, it's as good if not better than most pro-level photographers I've seen!
Am I a professional? Define professional. Do I make any real $ off my stuff? No. (Everyone seems to love my stuff until its time to pay for it, then they all run away.) Have I been published in several different countries? Yes. Would I like to be able to make a living doing this? Yeah it would be an interesting change, but I'd have to sell a lot of pics.Are you a professional photographer or is it just a hobby because those are some great photos?
Now that I know this about you you're going to have to give me some lessons because my watch pictures suck, I have no idea how to use a camera beyond pointing it at something and pushing the button on top! lol
It's great to have you here, You know I think my good friend SAM2 from watch talk forums just joined the other day if I'm not mistaken?
Thanks.Breathtaking work Will, and very cool of you to put them up for
us to enjoy like this. Thank you !!! 😎
Can't imagine taking pictures like this, but sure like looking at
them. 🙂 You evidently have a real talent for doing this. It's
incredible to see ! Want to say hello, and welcome you to the
Don't mention it, and thank YOU very much for sharing your insightThanks.
Everyone has to start somewhere. Part of being able to take a good shot is imagining, and believing that you can that you can. I got my first DSLR in 2011. I saw some pictures that I thought were just amazing and asked how to shoot similar images. The request was ignored. So, I set out to figure out how to do it myself. It took a monumental amount of experimentation to figure out how to do it. Later on I discovered the way the photographer that I was trying to emulate was getting his pictures was by replacing part of the shot (In this case a transparent propeller on an airplane.) He would shoot a sharp image and replace the prop in photoshop. I just taught myself how to shoot a slow enough shutter speed to do it for real. I took a lot of flack for posting pics that weren't tack sharp and after awhile it really started to irritate me, so I set out to be better than the guys giving me a hard time about it. I got better equipment, and improved my skills, until I started getting compliments on my work from the same people who were criticizing me not too many years before. It was a bit of a rough ride, but in the end I now have people wondering how I shoot 1/40 sec shutter speed at 500mm of a target going 400+ mph 200 feet away (or less) You simply have to believe you can do it, and then practice till you can. Even now, I know when I'm rusty as I can't shoot at those setting with any sort of repeatability. I'll get perhaps 1 in 30, when I'm on, I'll get 8 or 10 without too much trouble.
For shooting the static stuff, you just have to have patience and it will come. There might be some experimentation here and there, but pixels are free and the only thing being wasted is time (Like with a limited viewing time before the light goes away or something like that.)
So here is something to ponder. Does the off gassing of the nucleus act as a form of propulsion for it?Those are some great pictures Will and most people have seen Comets in pictures before BUT have you ever really seen what the Comets inside the vast cloud of gas and dust actually look like? If you answered no, See one for the first time now!
Yes, You bet!So here is something to ponder. Does the off gassing of the nucleus act as a form of propulsion for it?
The Rosetta program is facentating. A bold and challenging mission no doubt about it.